May 21

Stories about travel and far-away places. New Yorkers go all over the world but the city has a way of swallowing their homecomings. Orbit the earth and your friends just ask if you missed the pizza. This homespun live talk show offers a chance for travelers to tell stories, to bring the world home and share it with the rest of us — travelers as well as those of us who don’t get out much.

Tonight features interviews with three intrepids: Jonathan Lamberton climbed Kilimanjaro, Jessie Reilly paraded in Taiwan, and Ben Moritmer wintered in Russia. Interviews by Jeff Stark. Gorgeous slideshows tightly edited and mercifully short.

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street, Manhattan
7-8:30p; $5 suggested donation
bluestockings.com/

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April 16

Gregory Warner tracks Magicians Without Borders in Iran, Julie Covello and Alex Ferguson book their own DJ tour across Japan, and Swoon investigates the Juarez murders.

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street, Manhattan
7-8:30p; $5 suggested donation
bluestockings.com/

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Swoon

The artist Swoon investigated the murders of hundreds of women in Juarez, Mexico, and created an installation featuring a portrait of one of the victims at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

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Gregory Warner

Independent radio producer Gregory Warner toured Iran with Magicians Without Borders. Take-away lesson: The two coins are not so different.

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Julie Covello and Alex Ferguson

Underground DJs Shakey and Barney Iller booked a Do-It-Yourself club tour across Japan, spinning everything from soul and funk to minimal techno along the way.

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March 19

Brooke Lehman on Panama, Arone Dyer on building bikes in Ghana, and Kevin Caplicki and Todd Chandler on hard traveling in the midwest.

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Kevin Caplicki and Todd Chandler

Kevin Caplicki and Todd Chandler rode trains from New York to St. Louis, hitchhiked out, caught a limo, and taxied by boat to the Miss Rockaway Armada on the Mississippi River.

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